OpenPOWER Foundation Progress Report from GTC 2015
Last October, I wrote a report on the progress of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an organization dedicated to expanding the ecosystem that surrounds IBM’s POWER8 and future generations of POWER processors. In that report I described IBM’s plan to make processor specifications, firmware and related software available to the evolving OpenPOWER community – essentially making POWER an open standard microprocessor. I also described the rapid growth taking place in the OpenPOWER ecosystem. Since its founding in late 2013 by IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Tyan and Mellanox, OpenPOWER has grown to over 110 member organizations.
Last week I attended the first annual OpenPOWER Summit (in San Jose, California) which was organized as part of NVIDIA’s GTC 2015 conference and learned that OpenPOWER Foundation members are delivering several new POWER8-based platforms, and supporting IBM’s CAPI and field programmable gate array (FPGA) adapters.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Perspectives